London made changes to its visa rules to give millions of Hong Kong residents a chance to settle in Britain after China imposed a new security law.
The busy waterway is one of a number of flashpoints in the US-China relationship, which include a trade war, US sanctions, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Britain and China have been arguing for months about what London and Washington say is an attempt to silence dissent in Hong Kong after pro-democracy protests in 2019 and 2020.
"Britain is trying to turn large numbers of Hong Kong people into second-class British citizens. This has completely changed the original nature of BNO," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said.
The South China Morning Post said that Hong Kong police had invoked the city's national security law for the first time to block HKChronicles.
And now the mission – and the Church as a whole in Hong Kong – is coming under mounting pressure as Beijing moves to extinguish opposition voices in the city under a new national security law.
Up to 14 people, including officials of China's parliament, or National People's Congress, and members of the CCP, would likely be targeted.
The change comes after new US regulations restricting technology and other exports, meant to curb Beijing's acquisition of technology under civilian pretenses.